Theater Tech Job Position

Fred Ronquillo Asked:

“I have a question about the new posting for the theater tech job at the new High School. I was under the impression from the meetings we went to earlier this year that the position would be like my current position. What i see on the Districts web site is a posting for a “new” position that is “not to exceed 30 hours per week”, also it was not offered to the employees already employeed, but to the general public. Is this our Districts normal way of doing business? I would like to apply for this position but would not accept a pay cut to do so. In addition, the starting salary is only 1.65 less an hour than what I make currently, and thats after 10 years od service! Is this also SOP? Thanks – Fred”


Allyson Holt – Chapter President: Fred,
After meeting with the district today Tuesday 7/15/2008, the posting you referenced has been pulled. There were many errors in the posting and had been prematurely “flown”. The copy should have been viewed and approved by the director of Classified Personnel, before being offered.
There were Many errors in the posting and as such the entire process will be re done.
Thank You for bringing it to our attention.

Painting Projects for Custodians

“I have another work related question. I work at an elementary school as a night custodian. On non-student attendance days my principle asks me to paint the student restrooms. And now that summer is here the principle is giving me more painting projects. Is this right can the principle do this?” – Anonymous

billBill Lokay – CSEA Labor Relations Representative: Yes, he can do it as long as it does not increase the work load unreasonably. It should only be required to the extent that it does not make it difficult to perform your regular work load. It should never become the primary function with the possible exceptions being during the summer; if there is no or little regular work. Although I have not seen the job description, I know that most custodial descriptions allow some maintenance work by the custodian. It should, however, be more incidental rather than a regular routine assignment. Depending upon the extent of that assignment, it is possible that you are entitled to out of class pay, as the rate for painter is appreciably higher than the rate for a custodian. – Bill Lokay

Summer Update

While , Summer is generally thought to be a time of parties and vacations and down time. We in your Chapter leadership are still here on the job working to improve conditions at Your district.

I am looking forward to posting the latest updates on the proposed “reductions of hours” and also an rough draft of a much needed update to our Chapter Constitution. Which was adopted in 1989.

This update will bring the language of our constitution in line with the rules established by CSEA itself and make sure that we are in compliance with the State rules of the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws.

We will be posting a link to that by the end of July for your inspection. We will be voting to adopt the updated version  at the October 2008  Meeting.